August 15th, 2016

Over 400 years ago, French citizens in search of a better life arrived in Acadia in what is now the east coast of Canada. They developed distinct francophone traditions and culture that continue to thrive and enrich this great country we share.

August 15th, 2016

NDP MP Gord Johns (Courteny – Alberni) is calling on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stéphane Dion, to reveal what action has been taken to secure the safe return of Alison Azer’s children, and explain why his department interfered with the RCMP investigation into the abduction of the four children from Courtenay, BC which occurred one year ago this week.

August 10th, 2016

NDP Ethics Critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) has written to the Lobbying Commissioner to ask for an investigation into Jean Charest lobbying on behalf of TransCanada. Documents from the National Energy Board (NEB) made public last week reveal that Charest met with Jacques Gauthier and other top representatives of the NEB to discuss the TransCanada Energy East pipeline even though Charest was not registered as a lobbyist.

August 5th, 2016

In the wake of a dramatic drop in employment numbers in July, New Democrats are calling on the Liberals to take action to significantly improve access to EI and stimulate job growth.

August 3rd, 2016

NDP Transport Critic Linda Duncan (Edmonton – Strathcona) is calling for improved safety regulations regarding the transport of dangerous cargo. To that end, Duncan has announced her intention to introduce, in September, a bill to require strengthened measures to assess and regulate rail shipping of dangerous cargo.

August 3rd, 2016

After almost a decade of fighting for a federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people, today's announcement marks a critical milestone on the path towards justice, say New Democrats.

August 2nd, 2016

New Democrats are blasting the Liberal government’s decision to issue permits allowing for the construction of the Site C dam despite ongoing legal challenges by two First Nations.

July 28th, 2016

OTTAWA – The NDP Public Safety Critic Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke) will introduce a Private Members Bill to repeal C-51, the dangerous and ineffective legislation rushed through Parliament by the former Conservative government and supported by the Liberal Party.

July 25th, 2016

New Democrats are alarmed at the human rights situation unfolding in Turkey, including Turkey’s President granting his government the ability to bypass parliament and rule by decree; Turkey’s decision to suspend the European Convention on Human Rights; and the possibility that Turkey will re-introduce the death penalty.

July 25th, 2016

NDP Public Services Critic, Erin Weir, made the following statement:

July 21st, 2016

OTTAWA – The Liberal government must listen to Indigenous families and set out broad terms of reference for any national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, according to NDP Status of Women Critic Sheila Malcolmson (Nanaimo – Ladysmith).

July 20th, 2016

OTTAWA — Today New Democrats criticized the Liberal government for moving ahead with Stephen Harper’s planned cuts to provincial health transfers.  Recently, Quebec’s Health Minister sounded the alarm that the Liberals are planning to slash annual health transfer increases by half next year – taking $1.1 billion out of the health care system in the first year alone. 

July 15th, 2016

Last night, while celebrating Bastille Day in Nice and the triumph of liberty over tyranny, French citizens were once again attacked by hatred and terror. New Democrats join with all Canadians in condemning this heinous terrorist attack against innocent people.

July 12th, 2016

Ottawa –New Democrats are calling on the liberal government to make good on their commitments to work with and consult opposition parties in parliament regarding military deployment to latvia, and to present a comprehensive diplomatic and political plan to address the current stand-off with russia.

July 6th, 2016

The NDP is calling on the Liberal government to make the medical abortion drug RU-486 available and accessible in Canada. After decades of waiting, the drug may remain unavailable due to new restrictive regulations.

July 6th, 2016

NDP Multiculturalism Critic Rachel Blaney (North Island – Powell River) made the following statement on the Eid al-Fitr:

July 5th, 2016

NDP Canada Post critic Karine Trudel and NDP Labour critic Sheri Benson made the following statement:

July 1st, 2016

"New Democrats join Canadians everywhere today, in celebrating the 149th anniversary of our great country.